The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, December 03, 2009, Page Page 15, Image 15

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    The INDEPENDENT, December 3, 2009
Hunting/fishing licenses now on sale
Hunting and fishing licenses
for 2010 are now available –
just in time for holiday gift giv-
ing. They are sold on the Ore-
gon Department of Fish and
Wildlife Web site, at ODFW li-
cense agents and at ODFW of-
fices that sell licenses.
A new Juvenile Resident
Sports Pac makes a great gift
and allows 12 to 17 year-olds
to fish, hunt, crab and clam all
year for only $55. The package
includes one of each of the fol-
lowing: Combination angling/
hunting/shellfish license; com-
bined angling harvest tag; up-
land game bird and Oregon wa-
terfowl validation; and tags
(general or controlled) for buck
deer, elk, bear, cougar and
spring turkey.
And, don’t forget the grown-
ups on your list. Adult anglers
and hunters reap the benefits
of reduced pricing in a Sports
Pac for $164.75. Senior citi-
zens 70 and over, who have
been Oregon residents for five
years, get a fishing license for
$15 and a hunting license for
$13.75. Raffle tickets start at
$4.50 and make a great gift for
any hunter who wants an addi-
tional chance to hunt big game
during an extended season and
in an expanded hunt area.
To purchase a license as a
gift, tell the sales clerk you’d
like to make a gift purchase
and be prepared to give the
hunter’s or angler’s full name
and date of birth (month, day,
year). If the person has previ-
ously had a license, make sure
you have their ODFW hunter/
angler ID number, which is
found at the top of the license.
If you are purchasing a license
for someone who has never
had a license, you will have to
provide their Social Security
number in compliance with
Federal and State law.
Whether you are buying
your own license or buying one
as a gift, an Oregon hunting or
fishing license is a great pur-
chase at any time. Not only
does it give you, your family
and friends the opportunity to
recreate outdoors all year,
ODFW staff work hard to pro-
vide you with the information
you need to make the most of
your experience. Visit the
ODFW Web site for tips, tech-
niques, places to go and recre-
ational forecasts.
New 2010 ODFW sport li-
cense and tag fees are in effect
for 2010 licenses. To see the
new fees, visit ODFW’s Web
site (PDF).
Still time to winterize your boat
The colder weather is a sig-
nal to recreational boaters to
start winterizing your boat. It’s
important to winterize your boat
to avoid costly repairs in the
spring. Here’s a list to make
winterizing your boat a little
1. If possible, store your boat
ashore for the winter. The bulk-
head, keel and motor are the
critical areas needing support.
Cradles work best, but don’t
store your boat on a cradle that
wasn’t designed for the boat
you have.
2. If you store your boat in
the water, make sure to close
all through-hull fittings, gate
valves and seacocks to keep
the water out. As water freezes,
it expands and can break these
important features. Also, plug
any exhaust ports. Do not,
however, close cockpit drains.
Check on your boat occasional-
ly to make sure lines are se-
cure and the bilge remains dry.
3. Make sure to cover your
boat. Use a frame under the
cover to prevent water from
pooling or tearing the cover.
Canvas is best because it
breathes. If you use plastic,
make sure you leave vents in it
to allow any moisture to es-
cape. Allow for drainage if
you’re storing outside.
4. Add non-toxic antifreeze
to water tanks, toilets and sep-
tic holding tanks. Never use en-
gine antifreeze in a freshwater
5. Remove any electronic
equipment, important docu-
ments or other valuables. Mari-
nas are more like ghost yards
in the winter, and tempting to
Your Engine:
• Drain the cooling system
and add anti-freeze. On out-
boards, this means filling a
large bucket or drum with
enough antifreeze fluid to reach
the water intake, then running
the motor until it is warm. Use
non-toxic antifreeze only.
• Disconnect the battery and
store in a warm, dry place. If
you have to leave it on board to
operate an alarm or bilge
pump, fill battery cells with dis-
tilled water and fully charge it
so it doesn’t freeze. Apply pe-
troleum jelly to clean terminals
to prevent corrosion.
• Oil: Drain and replace the
engine, transmission and out-
drive oil. Replace gear oil in
outdrives. Use internal oil fog-
ger when the engine is warm to
prevent corrosion. Many boat
dealers have service centers
that can help with the messy
fluids and recycling for a rea-
sonable price.
• Top off fuel tanks, leaving a
little room for expansion. Add a
fuel stabilizer, especially if you
run gasoline with ethanol
blended in.
• To keep water from collect-
ing in outdrives, leave them in
the down position.
If winterizing a boat isn’t
your forté, call or visit your local
marine service center for prices
and scheduling.
For more tips on winterizing
your boat and trailer, visit
Page 15
Power of the People
By W. Marc Farmer, General Manager,
West Oregon Electric Cooperative
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Santa Claus will be at the West Oregon
Electric Cooperative office for special keep-
sake photographs on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 9th, from noon to 2:00 p.m. and again
on Wednesday, December 16, from 3:00 to
5:00 p.m.
Minimum donation of $5 per person is requested with a family
discount rate also available.
All proceeds will go to the WOEC “Care to Share” energy as-
sistance program to help West Oregon Electric Cooperative mem-
Gift idea: These special photographs are presented in a holi-
day folder with an envelope so they are ready to mail to family and
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